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Teaching Artists Fall Summit

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

The Teaching Artists Fall Summit provides an opportunity for practicing teaching artists to better understand how self-assessment can be used as an empowering tool for connecting one’s values to quality improvement and enhanced communication strategies.

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Office Hours: Portfolio Review

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Office Hours: Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to meet with Chicago-based curators and cultural producers.

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FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an upcoming FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session where we will share more details of the program and answer your questions.

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Office Hours for Artists + Arts Professionals

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Office Hours for Artists + Arts Professionals is an opportunity for artists, arts administrators, and cultural producers to meet with Chicago-based curators, gallery directors, and executive directors.

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In Conversation: Adaptive Leadership

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

In CAC's new series, In Conversation, we invite Chicago's arts and cultural visionaries to explore important topics shaping the field today.

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Arts Program Design + Development

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Arts consultant and project manager Cortney Lederer will guide arts professionals through the process of conceptualizing and implementing sustainable art programs and incubators.

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Clinical Skill-Share + Strategies for Teaching Artists

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Licensed clinical social worker Shipra Parikh will share practical strategies for trauma-informed teaching and guide participants through a process of skill sharing and devising solutions to common classroom challenges.

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Collaborative Practices for Artist-Run Spaces

featuring Hume Chicago, Fourth Ward Project Space, The Weaving Mill, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Members of artist-run collaborative spaces based in Chicago will introduce us to four different models of collective organizing.

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Teaching Artists Summit 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The third annual citywide Teaching Artists Summit will provide a space for reflection and education on ways that teaching artists can build sustainable careers and creative practices in the field and how arts pedagogy can create meaningful platforms for visioning, self-confidence, and strategic thinking.

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Office Hours: Portfolio Review

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

This edition of Office Hours: Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to meet individually with curatorial professionals from university-based museums throughout Chicago.

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Branding for Personal Impact

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Communications strategist Carrie Lannon will bring her experience in marketing best-in-class companies to teach arts professionals how to discover and convey their optimal personal brand.

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Building a Studio Archive: Tools and Digital Resources for the Arts

A two-part workshop taking place January 24 and February 21.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Archivist Kara Jefts leads this two-part workshop series, which provides tools for artists, curators, and arts administrators who want to learn how to build a digital archive.

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Strategic Marketing for Creative Practices

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Bianca Marks, founder of boutique agency Marks on Canvas, will share best practices for developing effective communications campaigns to support your creative practices.

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Office Hours: Portfolio Review

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

This edition of Office Hours: Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to meet with directors of independent galleries and project spaces throughout Chicago.

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Know Your Rights: A Toolkit for Cultural Producers

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Attorney Patrice N. Perkins will introduce artists to your fundamental rights as independent, freelance workers under the law and how to best advocate for your own financial remuneration and intellectual property protections.

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Crafting a Winning Proposal

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

ACRE Development Director Dana Bassett will lead an in-depth discussion designed to help artists successfully complete applications for a variety of

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Teaching Artists Summer Summit

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Teaching Artists Summer Summit helps teaching artists develop new approaches to curriculum and classroom management. Registration required.

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FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Have questions or want to learn more about changes we made to the program this year? Join us for an upcoming FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session where we will share more details of the program and answer your questions.

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Teaching Artists Summit 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Taking place on the 100th day of the Trump administration, the second annual citywide Teaching Artists Summit will provide a space for reflection and instruction on ways that arts pedagogy can create meaningful platforms for democracy, protest, and self-care.

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Know Your Rights: A Toolkit for Cultural Producers

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This session will introduce artists to their fundamental rights as independent, freelance workers under the law and how to best advocate for their own financial remuneration and intellectual property protections.

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The Artist as Public Intellectual: Strategies for Right Now

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Rooted in his experience as a curator, art historian, educator, and administrator, James Merle Thomas will discuss the role of the artist and arts institutions during times of societal change.

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Documentation for Visual Artists

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Robert Chase Heishman will introduce artists to the aesthetic and technical knowledge that informs his work as an art documentation professional.

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Child Development in the Teaching Artist's Classroom

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Licensed clinical social worker Shipra Parikh, teaching artists will learn to incorporate core principles of child development into a holistic approach to creative pedagogical work with young people.

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Artists' Guide to Mental Health

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Exploring the connection between mental wellness and creativity, Alice Berry will draw upon her experiences as an artist and professional counselor to introduce concepts and strategies that can be

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Crafting a Winning Proposal

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drawing directly from proposals of interest to workshop participants, artist, educator, and curator Melissa Potter will lead an in-depth discussion designed to help artists successfully complete ap

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Curriculum Share + Potluck

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Connect with teaching artists from across the city and learn from each other’s practices.

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Core Creative Project Development Skills

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In this workshop, arts consultant Cortney Lederer will introduce the core principles of project development and strategies that artists can utilize to bring projects from concept to fruition.

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Office Hours: Portfolio Review

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Office Hours: Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to meet with Chicago-based curators.

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Compose, Revise, Repeat: Writing Skills for Artists

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Artist, educator, and writer Stacia Yeapanis will provide insight into best practices for writing about your creative practice with an emphasis on artist statements, project descriptions, bios, and

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FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session #2

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

CAC is excited to introduce the inaugural FIELD/WORK Residency. Join us for an upcoming FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session where we will share more details of the program and answer your questions.

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Documentation + Marketing for Pedagogical Practices

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Sara Black will teach strategies for cultivating a dynamic portfolio capable of articulating the interplay between your creative practice, your pedagogical perspective, and your students’ experiences—and the blurry connections that often appear among all three.

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FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session #1

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

CAC is excited to introduce the inaugural FIELD/WORK Residency. Join us for an upcoming FIELD/WORK Residency Info Session where we will share more details of the program and answer your questions.

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Contracts + The Art of Negotiation

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Attorney Patrice Perkins will discuss the anatomy of a contract, negotiables v. non-negotiables, as well as common pitfalls/issues and how to avoid them.

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Office Hours: Portfolio Review

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Office Hours: Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to meet with Chicago-based gallery directors.

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Artists' Guide to Purchasing Real Estate

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present a panel conversation with real estate professionals to educate and empower artists to become property owners in Chicago at this year's Lake FX

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Teaching Artists Summit 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Chicago Artists Coalition & Hyde Park Art Center are pleased to present a day-long convening bringing together teaching artists from across the city for professional development and commu

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Measure Twice, Hammer Once: An Exhibition Skills Primer

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Develop a thorough understanding of how to complete a professional exhibition installation process from start to finish with CAC’s Preparators JP Culligan and Jeremy Kreusch.

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Office Hours: Legal Education

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Office Hours: Legal Education is an opportunity for artists to chat with a legal professional experienced in working with artists and creative entrepreneurs.

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Let's Get Real (Estate): Finding Affordable Space for Your Creative Practice

Explore different types of studio, live-work, and presentation spaces available to artists in Chicago and how to think creatively about finding space in the city.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Artists of all disciplines share one common necessity: affordable space to develop their craft.

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